DAY FIVE (HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS):
-To the Studios!! This one is a bit of a varied park for me- in 2014 I found myself loving it a lot... in 2019 I actually found it very boring, having done most everything the first time. But then they added Galaxy's Edge and it became a proper "full day park" again. My Frozenmania still makes this one a must-do for the Frozen Singalong, though this time I probably overdid that one due to being tired, lol. Four jam-packed days in a row had left me feeling like just sitting around for once, and I never quite got as many good shots as I wanted of the Singalong.
-I rope-dropped again this day, and thankfully my "Do Rise of the Resistance immediately" plan WORKED this time- last year I tried that, but it broke and was down for three hours, resulting in me wasting all that time for nothing. This day, it was a straight walk-on through the main queue for Rise, which continues to be great. Sadly I never truly get "wowed" by the full Stormtrooper Room because I think I saw it in pictures or short videos before I went to the attraction (the Disney Food Blog, for example, often shows the room during their daily videos), but overall it's hard to beat this thing. Sending you through multiple queues, CMs "in character" and more, it's great. In the Stormtrooper Room, everyone taking pictures resulted in one guy spouting "Move along people; there will be plenty of time to document your FAILURE later".
I was again unable to access the "Individual LL" part of the app- NOTHING would work. I eventually had to go to a CM table outside Galaxy's Edge (for ambiance, none are actually within that region) and I was able to apy for a ride in the afternoon. And miracle of miracles, at the very end of the night, I went in AGAIN and was able to walk right in! So maybe 20 minutes of waiting combined and I rode Rise THREE TIMES in one day! Not bad!
The best one was maybe the middle one, where I heard the Dark Order CM holler something about bags to the people at the front of the line, then came over to me. And he promptly did this LONG sigh, lowered his head, and went "I JUST TOLD EVERYONE to keep their bags and other items at their waist!". Not having heard him that time, I dropped my side-satchel off my shoulder and went "I'M SORRY." "You SHOULD be" he muttered as he walked off. "I want HIS job" a guy beside me said as he went away.
Some features are said to not work anymore- I realize now that the cannons now do NOT fire when you move between them- you hear the "Boom!" sound but they don't actually move anymore. There's so many moving parts to this it's inevitable that some stuff wouldn't work, but it's strange that an attraction so new would still have things that aren't operational anymore. Still better than Disneyland's version, which has a LOT of things missing (the security droid won't move there, I here). However, the Droid Shop's conveyor belt above you no longer works, either, and when I asked a CM about it, they said it hadn't been operational for a bit. So THAT's also broken, which really alters the "life" of the attraction/shop, as it resulted in a lot of chaotic movement that's now static.
Galaxy's Edge itself is still cool, but felt a bit more lifeless this time, maybe? I saw some Stormtroopers moving about and questioning people, but not as much from Kylo Ren or the other characters- I guess I just missed them a lot (I only came here 2-3 times maybe, and was usually just moving throught these areas). I still feel like there should be more to DO, though. I went on Smugger's Run a couple of times, and got my best-ever rating as an Engineer- the second-highest. Granted that's the one they stick you in if you're late or a Single Rider, but still.
My... meat and potatoes thing! And whatever this pink drink was! I liked all of this! Woo, I'm a food-blogger now!
This time around, I actually ate in the quick service lounge, which has some good creature heads and stuff as decor! I think last time I figured this for an actual restaurant and didn't go in (it's blocked by doors so you can't see in most of the time). Quality food, at the usual exorbitant prices! The other places here are quite cool-looking but the food isn't to my liking- I love the robot moving the hideous roasting creature around (and this part actually worked better this time around).
I also finally saw the "Baby Millennium Falcon" in the real Falcon- it's on the underside near a pipe, though it's almost impossible to make out details at that distance, or take a good picture. I bought a die-cast Falcon as my lone souvenir of the place.